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Vest Saves Shot Calif. Cop, Two Arrested

March 18, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Fullerton PD.
Photo courtesy of Fullerton PD.

A Fullerton (Calif.) Police officer's body armor likely saved his life, after it stopped a round from a criminal gang member during an early Sunday traffic stop.

The officer was shot after pulling over a Pontiac Grand Prix at Woods and Knepp Avenues at 12:15 a.m. One round struck his ballistic vest, while several others hit the officer just outside of his vest, Sgt. Jeff Stuart told POLICE Magazine.

Officers later arrested Marcos Bush, 29, in Anaheim. Bush has a lengthy criminal record and ties to Anaheim's Del Monte Crips, Stuart said. California Highway Patrol officers arrested Sjanee Duhart, 27, in Riverside while driving the Grand Prix.

Authorities continue searching for a third suspect.

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Rosario Medina @ 3/19/2013 7:03 AM

I hope the officer did not suffer any grievious wounds from the bullets that missed his vest. Our prayers go out to him and his family. Get well brother, you're needed out there. My other brother and sister LEOs be careful out there.

Tschako @ 3/22/2013 8:57 PM

According to the local news here, the round that struck the vest was right over his heart. He was still able to return fire, forcing the AH to run. The news also stated he'll make a full recovery.
Kudos to the Officer for being able to return fire after that assault!!

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